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Hard Eight: Stephanie Plum Series, Book 8
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The #1 bestselling phenomenon continues in the eighth Stephanie Plum novel. The stakes get higher, the crimes get nastier, the chases get faster, and the men get hotter.This time Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger. Lula, Valerie, and Grandma Mazur are strapped in for the ride of their lives. Stephanie is hired to find a missing child. But things aren't always as they seem and Stephanie must determine if she's working for the right side of the law. Plus, there's the Morelli question: can a Jersey girl keep her head on straight when more than just bullets are aimed for her heart? And with the Plum and Morelli relationship looking rocky, is it time for Ranger to move in for the kill? Janet Evanovich's latest thriller proves that Hard Eight will never be enough.

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The #1 bestselling phenomenon continues in the eighth Stephanie Plum novel. The stakes get higher, the crimes get nastier, the chases get faster, and the men get hotter.

This time Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger. Lula, Valerie, and Grandma Mazur are strapped in for the ride of their lives. Stephanie is hired to find a missing child. But things aren't always as they seem and Stephanie must determine if she's working for the right side of the law. Plus, there's the Morelli question: can a Jersey girl keep her head on straight when more than just bullets are aimed for her heart? And with the Plum and Morelli relationship looking rocky, is it time for Ranger to move in for the kill? Janet Evanovich's latest thriller proves that Hard Eight will never be enough.

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        "Keeps up Evanovich's standards for over-the-top situations"

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      • content: "[A] must read...readers will want to finish this delightful work in one sitting."
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      • content: "Offers the best action yet."
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      • content: "Hard Eight is most emphatically not Raymond Chandler but, like his work, a piece of finely crafted prose."
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      • content: "Plum is one of fiction's most irresistible heroines."
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      • content: "Evanovich has certainly come a long way since One for the Money; her latest Stephanie Plum mystery merits a one-day national laydown on June 18."
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      • content: "Well plotted and cleverly resolved...her wickedly funny characterizations and the intriguing love triangle are what keep her readers coming back for more."
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      • source: Houston Chronicle
      • content: "As close to summer escapism as you can get. Evanovich hits a high note with her newest...a great addition to a well-stocked beach bag."
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      • source: Tennessean (Nashville, TN)
      • content: "A perfect summer vacation book...promises fun, laughter, and unforgettable characters...Evanovich delivers."
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      • source: News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
      • content: "Thrills mixed with lust, seasoned with humor: a delightful escape."
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        Starred review from May 20, 2002
        The menace is more personal for Trenton's favorite bounty hunter and the energy more manic in this latest outing than in last year's Seven Up. As a favor to her mother's next-door neighbor, Mabel Markowitz, Stephanie agrees to check up on the lady's granddaughter, Evelyn Soder, who has suddenly taken off with her little girl, Annie, leaving behind a child custody bond against Mabel's house. The son-in-law is a bad guy who lost his bar to Eddie Abruzzi, a very nasty character who owns Evelyn's building. Soon someone in a bunny suit is trailing Stephanie, her car is blown up, her apartment infiltrated and a dead body appears on her couch. She calls in her associate, Ranger, the gorgeous and mysterious Cuban bond agent, while her sometime boyfriend, Morelli the cop, also gets on the case—a real doozy for which she's not getting paid. On the home front, ever-raunchy Grandma Mazur is eager to assist. Sister Valerie and kids have moved back in as well, so there's nowhere but the couch for Stephanie and one bathroom for all. Valerie is inexplicably attracted to Evelyn's goofy lawyer, who's been tagging along with Stephanie and the ever-outrageous file clerk and ex-hooker Lula, further complicating this twisted case. Life in the Burg takes on a sinister turn with serious results. Evanovich does it again, delivering an even more suspenseful and more outrageous turn with the unstoppable Stephanie, heroine of all those who have to live on peanut butter until the next check comes through. Waiting for nine will be tough. Agent, Robert Gottlieb. (One-day laydown June 18)Forecast:
        Seven Up landed on most bestseller lists at #1 first week out, not only because of the author's popularity but also because of clever positioning of on-sale date by St. Martin's. Whether or not the house can repeat the trick, expect huge sales for this title.

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        February 15, 2002
        Evanovich has certainly come a long way since One for the Money; her latest Stephanie Plum mystery merits a one-day national laydown on June 18. Here, Plum looks for a missing child while trying to keep her love life from getting out of hand.

        Copyright 2001 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        May 1, 2002
        Stephanie Plum lives not far from her parents in a Trenton, New Jersey, neighborhood called the Burg. Things haven't changed much there since the '50s, despite cell phones and computers and the fact that Stephanie works as a bounty hunter. Stephanie still eats her mom's macaroni and cheese for comfort, and Mom'sis where her sister Valerie went when her marriage blew up. It's a little darker for our heroine now. She's kind of broken up with Morelli, the gorgeous cop; she's still wary of Ranger, her guide in bounty hunting, who is composed of equal parts magic and darkness; and an eerie, scary bad guy named Abruzzi is putting snakes in her apartment and spiders in her car, when his minions aren't blowing it up. Steph is trying to find the missing daughter and granddaughter of her mom's next-door neighbor, and Abruzzi doesn't like that. The things Evanovich does so well--family angst, sweet eroticism, stealth shopping, that stunning mix of terror and hilarity--are done better than ever here. This one not only allows Steph some inchoate but graceful complexity but also gives splendid cameos to both her mom and Valerie (the moving automobile as weapon has rarely been employed more outrageously--twice). And Grandma Mazur in the doughnut shop parking lot--well, you won't believe it.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2002, American Library Association.)

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